Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000
Westminster College is ready to launch a "e-mentoring" program between alumni and current students.
Members of the Student Alumni Association will be paired with alumni "mentors" based on similar majors or career interests. The main mode of communication will be e-mail.
"This will allow alumni from any part of the United States or around the world to participate," said Mary C. James, director of alumni relations and 1984 graduate of Westminster College. "Our alumni won't have to live locally to meet our current students, and there won't be any worry about time zones or availability for phone calls."
In early September, a flyer will go out to selected alumni inquiring about their willingness to give insight into the working world and their career experience to current Westminster College students. At the end of the academic year, alumni will have the option to continue the mentoring relationship with the student, opt to be paired with another student, or chose to no longer serve as a mentor.
"This year the program will be limited to members of the Student Alumni Association, but in the spring we hope to open it to all interested students," continued James. "This is a great way to utilize our campus technology."